Team Nigeria is set to take part in the first 2019 Africa Beach Games scheduled to hold at the Santa Maria Beach in Sal Island, Cape Verde from June 14 to 23.
According to the organisers, 54 countries and 1000 athletes from across Africa will participate in 11 sports at the maiden Africa Beach Games Championship, which is also aimed at giving African youths the opportunity to hone their skills in different sports at the beach side.
Speaking at the weekend on the event, the CEO of Sal 2019 African Beach Games, Yann Mikael LEE Craven said the games would also be used to educate athletes on how to keep the environment clean through effective ways to dispose trash and used containers.
Craven said his organisation came to the country with the support of the Ooni of Ife Global Outreach in order to create awareness of the games through the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) and to ensure that the sports federation remains active in beach sports. Read more